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NJ Prescription Drug Ring Busted [VIDEO]

Federal officials have charged twelve people in what they say was an illegal multi-state operation that trafficked in stolen medicines worth millions of dollars.  U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, who charged the twelve in New Jersey, says 10 defendants were arrested Thursday in Florida and one in Nebraska. One remains at large.

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Prosecutors say the defendants allegedly stole and sold everything from prescription respiratory medicine to Flintstones children’s vitamins.

The FBI’s Newark office initiated the investigation into illegal trafficking of pharmaceuticals and other stolen goods. The defendants allegedly stole prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as other products. Prosecutors say some of the goods were taken from tractor trailers.

Two of those arrested on New Jersey complaints have been charged separately in an indictment unsealed Thursday in Florida.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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